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Ockham Lectures Pocket Edition: Lost Gloves: A Theory of Left-handed Design

Mònica Gaspar

Established in 2018, the Ockham Lecture Pocket Edition series commissions a rich breadth of voices to write about ideas that matter for craft, design and architecture. It and the Pocket Series are supported by Objectspace's extraordinary lead partner, Ockham Residential.

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Mònica Gaspar has been taking pictures of lost gloves and mittens that she has seen on the streets in different countries. It is a type of casual visual diary that accompanies her thoughts about the status of craft in today's world.

Lost gloves are very expressive: they greet, they stroke the wood of a public bench, shamelessly wave a middle finger, await a 'give me five' from the top of a wrought-iron fence, point in many directions or even seem to sleep. Hand gestures convey human emotions in a very effective way; and humans in turn vonvey a high emotional status to the hand, an idea which is very much embedded in the rhetoric of craft.

ISBN

978-0-9951217-4-4

Publisher

Objectspace

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